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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Sequel Is Delayed Out Of 2022, Now Launching Spring 2023

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The long-awaited sequel to Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been delayed, now releasing in 2023. This is according to Nintendo, who released a short video this morning explaining the situation and the new launch timing.

The first Breath of the Wild launched with the Nintendo Switch back in 2017 to critical acclaim. The much-anticipated sequel to the initial Switch offering is, however, seeing it pushed back to give the team even more time to live up to the release's incredible hype.

Initially slated for release this year, producer Eiji Aonuma announced today's video that the sequel wouldn't see shelves until at least Spring 2023. The team, according to Aonuma, is trying to create something "special," and thus is asking fans to "wait a while longer."

"We decided to extend our development a bit and change the release to Spring 2023. In order to make this game's experience something special, the entire development team is working diligently on this game, so please wait a while longer."

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel will take players to Hyrule as we know it now and to the skies. The brief video recounts this, showing Link halo-jumping from a height and Link holding up what looks to be a massively corrupted Master Sword. What that means will undoubtedly be revealed as time goes on, but fans will, unfortunately, have to wait a bit longer to find out more.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore